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Tue
05
Nov

Pennsylvania aims to move forward both on medicinal & adult use cannabis programs

A new effort to legalize recreational cannabis is coming to the Keystone State. Pennsylvania lawmakers Daylin Leach and Sharif Street are hoping to build support for their latest proposal, Senate Bill 350 which they introduced on October 15th. The bill would allow for both home delivery and the automatic expungement of many previous criminal convictions related to marijuana. The bill’s supporters estimate it will generate $500 million in tax revenue within twelve months.

In contrast to the approach of many other states, Senate Bill 350 contains a provision allowing home grower permits for personal use. The bill also envisions “use lounges” where individuals can legally consume marijuana brought from outside the establishment.

Tue
05
Nov

For golfers, CBD is hitting the sweet spot

While golfers are often viewed as conservative creatures, their appetite for CBD suggests they’re anything but.

Golf is a sport of fractions and fine margins and many things which boost performance are often voraciously adopted – so, when it comes to a month’s supply of CBD from Holland & Barrett at £30  it’s a lot cheaper than £1,000 set of clubs that may be jettisoned after a few weeks.

And, this CBD message is now permeating all levels of the sport with two times U.S Master champion Bubba Watson being one of the first to embrace it, reports Golf.com.

Tue
05
Nov

You won’t believe which generation spends the most on marijuana

If you had to guess which age group spends the most money at dispensaries, what would your answer be? The safest choice would probably be millennials, who account for over half of all legal marijuana sales and maintain sizable disposable incomes. But you’d be wrong.

As it turns out, the older the generation, the more money they’ll spend on weed. Never would you assume that those ages 76-years and older would drop the fattest stacks buying marijuana, but that’s where we are in the legal cannabis era.

Tue
05
Nov

Arizona announces adoption of digital medical marijuana cards

State regulators in Arizona will begin issuing identification cards in digital form next month, according to a report from cannabis industry website azmarijuana.com. Beginning December 1, the new digital marijuana identification cards will replace the physical cards currently being issued through the mail by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).

The new digital identification cards will be sent via email to patients. The email will include a PDF version of the identification card which can be accessed when needed or saved on a cellphone or other electronic device. Patients who wish to carry a physical card can print the PDF to keep with them.

Tue
05
Nov

Florida patients hard-pressed to find smokable medical pot as demand increases

When Robin Boggs walks into her local medical marijuana dispensary, she knows she’s better off than she was a few years ago.

After four failed neck surgeries and a recommendation for a morphine pump, the 63-year-old retired police officer has found that smoking medical marijuana works to help manage her chronic pain in a way that doesn’t leave her “zombified.”

But lately, she’s been leaving disappointed.

“They are having a hard time keeping flower in stock,” said Boggs, of Volusia County. “Many times when I visit a dispensary, I leave heartbroken.”

Boggs is not alone.

Tue
05
Nov

Cannabis Doctors Australia – changing the paradigm of healthcare in Australasia

Managing Director of Cannabis Doctors Australia (CDA), Dr Matua Jansen, explains how CDA is leading the charge towards providing simple and affordable access to medical cannabis.

For Dr Matua Jansen, the journey towards becoming a medical cannabis advocate started after his move to Australia from New Zealand to work in Oncology. “ I witnessed first-hand the side effects chemotherapy, and the over-use of prescription opioids were having on my patients, but it wasn’t until I had a patient who one day refused chemotherapy, and asked me about medicinal cannabis treatment that I started to really look at it as a viable option.

Tue
05
Nov

Balcanns sets out to create new standard for medicinal cannabis

Macedonian-based grower is on a mission to produce high quality, low-cost solutions to meet unmet market needs.

Demand for medicinal cannabis in Europe has reached new levels and is expected to grow by more than 400% through 2023. With a market of over 742 million people and a total healthcare spend of €2.3 trillion, the continent is on track to become the largest medical cannabis market in the world.

Licensed producers globally are struggling to keep up, with ongoing issues surrounding supply, quality and consistency. The result has left patients across the continent paying top dollar for inconsistent medical cannabis.

Tue
05
Nov

Kentucky may soon legalize medical marijuana

House Bill 136 is Kentucky’s best chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And after gathering momentum throughout 2019, it will be one of the first bills on the legislative agenda in 2020. State Representative Jason Nemes, the bill’s primary co-sponsor, is confident he has the support of enough of his colleagues in the Legislature to move the legalization measure forward with a full vote. Kentucky is one of just 17 U.S. states that do not authorize any medical use of marijuana.

Mon
04
Nov

Almost three quarters of German cannabis prescriptions are for pain

Pain and spasticity are the two most common patient ailments for medical cannabis prescriptions, say the German Government 

Almost three quarters of all German cannabis prescriptions from a Government sample of over 6,500 are for pain – at 71%. This was followed by spasticity – a muscle condition at 11% – and anorexia at 7%, with epilepsy ADHD and Tourettes Syndrome all featuring, too. The data is based on an ongoing government survey involving 6,538 patients, as of September this year, reports the Marijuana Business Daily website.

Mon
04
Nov

Missouri Medical Marijuana Trade Group urges officials to regulate vaping

A medical marijuana trade group wants Missouri health officials to issue strict vaping regulations as the number of people in the United States suffering from vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise.

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